NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > The B1G (10) 2012-13 Legends and Leaders
July 26, 2012, 07:53 PM
Here's the forum room for the new season if anyone is interested. Bring your bravado and stats here to begin the pre-season and then season. Should be a good year for most, and with the added Penn State fiasco, a very interesting one at that. I'm obviously a Wisconsin Badger fan, but I'm just starting this room, so anyone can have at it whenever they want. So, with that being said, have a great year and let's see a B1G victory in the Rose Bowl, and the then the National Championship Game too. Not that I'm expecting that........lol.

Some starting linx:

http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-basebl/big10-m-basebl-body .html

http://www.bigten.org/trads/big10-trads.html

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big10/sports/m-footbl /auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/2012FBProspectusTeamPages.p df

If no one is interested in B1G Football other than me, then I'll just move this over to a Wisconsin Badger forum and leave it at that. Have a great season!
July 26, 2012  07:55 PM ET

After more than six months of wallowing in despair due to the tragedy of the Badger's second straight Rose Bowl loss, it is time to get ready for the upcoming season. Many questions surround Bret Bielema and what should be a a very good Badger squad. Questions like, will Danny O'Brien be capable of replacing Russel Wilson? Can the Badger's make the leap from good college program to elite college program? Can Minnesota still be considered a rival when they cannot keep in state three-star recruits from decommitting?

Nothing is certain, except of course the constant over-hyping of Michigan football. With this in mind, here are 5 bold predictions for the Badger's 2012 season.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1272944-wisconsin-football-2012-5-bold- predictions-for-badgers-2012-season

July 26, 2012  07:57 PM ET

July 26, 2012  07:57 PM ET

WHOSE NEXT? lol

July 26, 2012  09:59 PM ET

July 27, 2012  07:38 AM ET

you say there are questions about Bielema.....it seems to me badger nation loves this guy. Is he on the hot seat?

he (and Bo too) seems like a whiner to me, but what do you think about him (them)?

July 27, 2012  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

you say there are questions about Bielema.....it seems to me badger nation loves this guy. Is he on the hot seat?

(Bret Bielema)he (and Bo too) seems like a whiner to me, but what do you think about him (them)?

TZ man, I agree about Bielema, I liked Barry Alvarez but never cared much for Bielema.

Flashback to the 08 season. In their bowl game Wisky gets trounced by Florida State and when Bielema meets Bobby Bowden for the ceremonial and customary postgame handshake, Bielema refused the gesture to the coaching legend and acted in an unsportsmanlike manner and as Bowden is being interviewed he sorta incredulously watches Bielema huff off.

Bielema often times wears a look on his face like he just stepped in dogcrap and then bit into a wormy sour crab apple.

All that being said, I would be very surprised if Wisky does NOT represent the Leaders division in the 2012 Big Ten title game.

July 27, 2012  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

All that being said, I would be very surprised if Wisky does NOT represent the Leaders division in the 2012 Big Ten title game.

Who else is going to win that division? It is down to 4 teams literally: Wisky, Purdue, Illinois, and Indiana. From there it is a process of elimination.

July 27, 2012  12:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

you say there are questions about Bielema.....it seems to me badger nation loves this guy. Is he on the hot seat?he (and Bo too) seems like a whiner to me, but what do you think about him (them)?

Personally, I can't stand the college football version of REX RYAN. Just me, but I do believe at some point in time he needs to put together a string of bowl wins to survive.

July 27, 2012  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

TZ man, I agree about Bielema, I liked Barry Alvarez but never cared much for Bielema. Flashback to the 08 season. In their bowl game Wisky gets trounced by Florida State and when Bielema meets Bobby Bowden for the ceremonial and customary postgame handshake, Bielema refused the gesture to the coaching legend and acted in an unsportsmanlike manner and as Bowden is being interviewed he sorta incredulously watches Bielema huff off.Bielema often times wears a look on his face like he just stepped in dogcrap and then bit into a wormy sour crab apple.All that being said, I would be very surprised if Wisky does NOT represent the Leaders division in the 2012 Big Ten title game.

"Bullema" = Rex Ryan, enough said.

July 27, 2012  01:16 PM ET

Seven Big Ten players were named as candidates for the Doak Walker Award, it was announced on Thursday. Wisconsin's Montee Ball was tabbed a candidate after appearing as a finalist for the award last season, while Nebraska's Rex Burkhead was a 2011 semifinalist.

Since 1990, the Doak Walker Award has been presented annually to the nation's top running back. Big Ten players have claimed five Walker Awards, most recently with 2008 honoree Shonn Greene of Iowa. Past winners include Ohio State's Eddie George (1995), Wisconsin's Ron Dayne (1999), Penn State's Larry Johnson (2002) and Michigan's Chris Perry (2003).

The list of Big Ten candidates for the Doak Walker Award can be found below.

Fitzgerald Toussaint, Michigan
Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State
Rex Burkhead, Nebraska
Jordan Hall, Ohio State
Silas Redd, Penn State
Montee Ball, Wisconsin
James White, Wisconsin

July 27, 2012  01:19 PM ET

Five Big Ten players appear on the Davey O'Brien Award watch list, it was announced on Wednesday.

Since 1981, the Davey O'Brien Award has been presented annually to the nation's most outstanding quarterback. Six players from Big Ten institutions have received the O'Brien Award--Penn State's Todd Blackledge in 1982, Iowa's Chuck Long in 1985, Penn State's Kerry Collins in 1994, Nebraska's Eric Crouch in 2001, Iowa's Brad Banks in 2002 and Ohio State's Troy Smith in 2006.

The list of Big Ten players on the O'Brien Award watch list can be found below.

Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois
James Vandenberg, Iowa
Denard Robinson, Michigan
Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
Braxton Miller, Ohio State

July 27, 2012  01:22 PM ET

Twenty-six Big Ten standouts were named to the Butkus and Lombardi watch lists, it was announced on Monday.

The Butkus Award is given annually to the nation's top linebacker. Big Ten institutions have claimed nine Butkus Awards, most recently with 2007 honoree James Laurinaitis of Ohio State.

Since 1970, the Lombardi Award has been awarded to the nation's most outstanding lineman. Big Ten institutions have earned 14 Lombardi Awards, most recently with 2009 recipient Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska.

The list of Big Ten players named to the watch lists can be found below.

Butkus Award
Jonathan Brown, Illinois
James Morris, Iowa
Denicos Allen, Michigan State
Max Bullough, Michigan State
David Nwabuisi, Northwestern
Etienne Sabino, Ohio State
Gerald Hodges, Penn State
Michael Mauti, Penn State
Chris Borland, Wisconsin

Lombardi Award
Jonathan Brown, Illinois
Michael Buchanan, Illinois
Akeem Spence, Illinois
James Morris, Iowa
Kenny Demens, Michigan
Taylor Lewan, Michigan
Denicos Allen, Michigan State
Max Bullough, Michigan State
Chris McDonald, Michigan State
William Gholston, Michigan State
Marcus Rush, Michigan State
Spencer Long, Nebraska
Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska
Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
John Simon, Ohio State
Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State
Jordan Hill, Penn State
Gerald Hodges, Penn State
Kawann Short, Purdue
Chris Borland, Wisconsin
Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
Mike Taylor, Wisconsin
Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin

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July 27, 2012  01:24 PM ET

You can find the rest of the award nominees (classifications) for this year here:

http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/big10-m-footbl-body.html

July 27, 2012  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The Big 10 is a big joke! Jim Delaney has ruined a once fine and respectable conference. He can take is legends and leaders **** and shove it up his out of date ****!

Are you a B1G (10) conference supporter, or a "troll" from another conference? I agree the conference has changed from it's glory days, but other schools from other conferences have since caught up and passed this one. It was bound to happen. JD won't be around forever, and any wrongs can be righted at that time.

July 27, 2012  02:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nothing is certain, except of course the constant over-hyping of Michigan football.

Ouch

July 27, 2012  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Ouch

To be honest it is a good pain.

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July 27, 2012  03:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

To be honest it is a good pain.

LOL, It wasn't to far ago that the Badgers were a laughing stock.

 
July 27, 2012  07:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Are you a B1G (10) conference supporter, or a "troll" from another conference? I agree the conference has changed from it's glory days, but other schools from other conferences have since caught up and passed this one. It was bound to happen. JD won't be around forever, and any wrongs can be righted at that time.

Hey Wisky D&T, thanks for doing this thread, the Big Ten is a major player with major interest and that has never been in doubt.

As far as 'TRUTH3.0' being a troll, I don't think that's the case at all. I think he's just keeping it lively and spirited and just... stretching the 'truth'!

After all, even with PSU's troubles, the Big Ten still has five teams (Wisky, Huskers, Mich., Mich. St., Buckeyes) that should or at least could all finish in the top 25 this year.

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